Successful weight loss has been one of medicine’s challenges. In medical school and residency I learned that weight loss was a matter of “eating fewer calories and exercising.” Far from being this simple, I have found the complexity of obesity lends itself to a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach. Weight loss involves aspects of many different aspects of medicine–energy, nutrition, cooking and food science, emotions, detoxification, acid-base balance, Chinese yin-yang balance, hormones–and an even deeper energetic layer that has to do with classical homeopathy.
It is this deeper layer that is most out-of-sight and hardest for people to grasp. As far as successful treatment, it often is the most important. This is particularly true when weight gain involves factors that the person is unable to control–psychological, emotional, or even physical.
An example of this came up recently in my office. I was treating someone who has had a lifetime issue with controlling hunger. Typically this person cannot stop from eating three or four plates of food at a meal. Recently I worked this person up with a classical homeopathic work-up and gave this person a remedy, and after the second round of dosing sent me this email, which I quote with permission:
“I redosed last night. I never really get hungry until around 10 am and was out running errands until almost noon and was absolutely starving. I stopped into my favorite buffet, got my first plate and was only half way through when I started feeling full and the food stopped tasting so good. I did finish the plate and did go back for a little more because I can’t only have one plate at a buffet. Yet I didn’t even finish what I got. I got a little dessert and didn’t finish that either.
This has never happened in my life before. i would normally get 3 plates worth. Also, I was as full the rest of the day as if I had eaten 3 plates.
Taking this remedy brought a swift and dramatic shift in a long-standing pattern. What is important to understand–in addition to how powerful and deep classical homeopathic medicine can act–is that classical homeopathy treats a deep, out-of-sight energetic pattern. Looked at from a slightly different angle, the remedy acted on this person’s unconscious. For weight loss, such treatment can be essential.
Such a deep, entrenched pattern can be overcome by people trying to lose weight, yet it takes a lot of energy to fight such a pattern. People can and do succeed in fighting it, of course. Nevertheless, frequently, people fight it for a while and then give up. You hear things like “I tried so hard to keep my eating under control, and then I couldn’t do it anymore. I just gave up.” For such patients, the lap band and gastric bypass surgeries have become the way to deal with many of these patients.
This is bad medicine for a number of reasons. It not only requires an expensive, invasive surgery, with its associated pain and recovery. It leaves the patient in an energetically compromised state, which can interfere with proper absorption of nutrients and provoke frequent bouts of nausea and discomfort. Often these surgeries are only marginally effective, because the underlying emotions are as disturbed as ever. Then, they spur on future encounters with the medical system because of the problems they cause.
The purpose of any good treatment is to resolve the underlying energetic cause, making changing the pattern almost effortless. This is the result of expert classical homeopathic treatment. Treatment with a good classical homeopath should be step one for all obese patients for whom the thought “lap band” so much as makes a brief appearance. It is not only far less expensive than a trip to the operating room, it actually resolves the imbalance. All good treatment should free people from doctors, not make them more dependent.
It is gratifying to see that more and more scientists are willing to speak out and support the efficacy of classical homeopathy in treating such a deep energetic layer. The latest has been nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier, who discovered the AIDS virus [see this article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/luc-montagnier-homeopathy-taken-seriously_b_814619.html].
In coming years, we can hope that classical homeopathy becomes a standard treatment for those who struggle with obesity. This is particularly true when there is hunger and overeating that the person is struggling to control. If you have more questions about this and how it applies to you, let me know.